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Bobcats Welcome Wright State For Mid-Week Clash

Ethan Newton leads the team with 11 stolen bases.

March 27, 2012

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The Ohio University baseball team returns to the diamond at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for a mid-week matchup with Wright State at Bob Wren Stadium.

-Ohio's matchup with Wright State marks the first of a six-game homestand at Bob Wren Stadium.
-In nine home games this season, Ohio has a 6-3 record.
-The Bobcats Earned Run Average of 2.87 is the best in the Mid-American Conference, entering last week.
-Ohio has six players which are batting .300-or better.
-The Bobcats are batting .287 as a team in their last five games and have outscored their opponents by a count of 30-20.
-Ohio is batting .294 as team with two outs.
-Ohio has collected 10-or-more hits in eight of its last 10 games.
-The Bobcats are 8-1 when leading after seven innings.
-Senior Jensen Painter leads the team in slugging percentage (.735), on base percentage (.465), home runs (7), runs scored (20), RBI (21), doubles (10), total bases (61), two out hits (14) and walks (16).
-Painter has also got on base in every game this season.
-With runners in scoring position (min. 5 at bats), sophomore Garrett Black is batting a team-best .467 (7-of-15).
-Freshman Jake Madsen leads the team with 33 hits on the year.
-Madsen is in the midst of a 15-game hitting streak.
-Senior captain Ethan Newton has a team-best 11 stolen bases.
-Senior Brent Choban leads the team with a 1.70 ERA. He has also thrown a team-best 42.1 innings.
-Senior Jason Moulton leads the team with 30 strikeouts. -The Bobcats have lost four games by just one run and four games by three runs.

Tuesday - OHIO: Shane Dedig, WSU: TBA

Ohio will faceoff against Wright State for the 34th time in school history on Tuesday. The Raiders lead the all-time series 16-17. The last time the two teams met was back in 2009 where the Bobcats claimed a 15-10 victory over Wright State in Athens.

Wright State enters Tuesday night's matchup with Ohio in the hopes of staying hot. The Raiders have won five of their last six games. WSU holds a 4-2 record in Horizon League play. The Raiders have played five games against ranked opponents, playing three games against North Carolina, one versus Virginia and one against Kentucky. Senior Jake Hibberd leads all Raiders with a .389 batting average. As a team, WSU has a batting average of .303, while the pitching staff has an ERA of 5.71.